Cradle cap is just ‘infant dandruff’ and usually not serious, and not contagious. Use natural soaps and rub on a little non-scented baby oil to soften, then gently loosen flakes with a soft dry washcloth, after around 15 minutes. Use a humidifier to provide more moisture in the air. If the condition spreads or becomes red or swollen, seek medical attention.
Natalia by Vital Touch Special Skin Balm is free from fragrance and can help cradle cap and breastfeeding mums, and acts as a natural water repellent to prevent soreness. Can be used head to toe on patches of dry or sore skin. One pot lasts ages, made from shea butter (not for latex allergies) and calendula.
The Little Book of Baby Massage offers soothing techniques that can calm a child, written by a certified Infant Massage Instructor to help colic, teething and constipation. Calm and comfort your baby from head to toe with a full-body massage. To a baby, touch is talk. With these soothing techniques, you and your child can share some fulfilling communicative moments. Avoid essentials oils and allergic oils on babies.